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Vintage Enamel & Diamond "Pink Flamingo" Brooch

$1,250.00

Vintage Enamel & Diamond "Pink Flamingo" Brooch

$1,250.00


Description

DATE: Vintage, 1980s

A fine vintage Pink Flamingo brooch, finished in vitreous enamelling and set with diamonds. It's modelled in 14k yellow gold, and also includes fittings for wear as a pendant.

The flamingo became iconic in 1950s America as a suburban garden ornament, when a design by Don Featherstone appeared for sale in the Sears catalogue ($2.76 a pair) - it became a sort of pop culture phenomenon, appearing in art galleries across the world, name checked in John Water's 1972 breakout film "Pink Flamingos" (An excersize in poor taste), and even winning Featherstone the 1996 Nobel Art Prize. They've had something of a resurgence in popularity over the last few years, appearing everywhere from Givenchy to IKEA to John Lewis.

STONES 

Brilliant cut Diamonds

MEASUREMENTS 

5.2 x 2.6cm

WEIGHT 

9.8g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 14k gold

CONDITION 

Excellent

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